If you borrow anything, make sure you ask permission first! And definitely don’t
cut anything up without supervision!
Look at your clothes or your dressing up box and think – how do I feel when I wear
that? Like a superhero? Like a dancer? Can I scare people?
Why don’t you add a hat or some boots?
Now you have your costume…
When you have your costume. I want you to think, who would wear this? Somebody
young or somebody old? What is their job? Are they happy or miserable? Do they
have a family? Where do they live? How do they walk? How do they speak? Do they
have any funny habits – scratching their nose, rubbing their beard or flicking their
Now you have the start of a character…
Let’s give your character a chance to tell us what happened when they popped down
the shops. If you can’t film yourself, ask a brother/sister or mum or dad to film
You might want to write down a script and learn it, or you might want to improvise.
Why not try both? And don’t worry, if you start recording and it all goes wrong,
you can re-set it.
We can’t wait to see your costumes and the characters who are wearing them!